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Delicious! I made these with lamb and just had to add minced garlic to the onion; loved the blend of oniony/garlicky flavours with the cumin. I also added some pine nuts (love textural variation) and about a teaspoon of lemon juice. For me, after a full-on week at work, making the pastry was a very calming weekend experience and we were SO pleased with the final Arabic Samboosak. :) We enjoyed them immensely with a generous dollop of creamy Greek yoghurt but next time I make these I want to make sure that I have some tzatziki - either bought or that I've made - on hand as that would be even better. Great recipe, mersaydees! Thank you for sharing it. Made for PRMR.

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bluemoon downunder August 15, 2009

Delicious!!!! I made these the other day for lunch. Very easy to whip up. The meat had a nice flavor to it and the pastry was just awesome! Wish I could give it more than 5 stars

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401Angie July 08, 2009

So good, indeed they taste like cornish pasties. The filling was simple and quick to make while the dough was like the ones from the bakeshops. I had leftover meat so I made half a batch of the pastry dough again which I must say is very easy and quick to do making 14 samboosaks all in all. My goal was to bake them all and put some in the freezer (OAMC) for the next few days. Glad I have some ration! Thanks, mersaydees! Made for Australian Recipe Swap #19.

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Pneuma August 11, 2008

GREAT RECIPE...except there is too much salt in this recipe. I didn't use near a tablespoon of salt and it was borderline too salty. I added a teaspoon of ground caraway seed, added parlsey and cheese. My kids LOVED THEM!!! Big hit! Thanks.

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zouari1023 April 10, 2008

wonderful meat pies, not to spicy, rather like the arabic version of cornish pasties or jamaican patties. They freeze well too! I did cheat and used bought pizza dough for the pastry, so im sure it will be even better with home made.

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MarraMamba March 13, 2008
Arabic Samboosak